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Key Largo Cotton Mouse Project
Transcript of Key Largo Cotton Mouse Project
WHERE DOES IT LIVE?
The Key Largo Cotton Mouse lives in the Florida International Everglades.The habitat of the creature is a tropical hard wood hammock, mainly with mature trees. Surounded my swampy marshes, and boggy brush lands.
The main predators of the Key Largo Cotton Mouse are.....
~ Burmese Pythons
~ Grey Fox
~ Florida Panther
Technicality any larger carnivorous animal "can" eat the Mouse.
WHAT DO THEY EAT?
The Key Largo Cotton Mouse has a diet of berries, seeds, insects, bark off of Tropical Hardwood Hammock trees and shrubs.
What eats the Key Largo Cotton Mouse?
What is the Taxonomic Classification?
Genus/Species: Peromyscus gossypinus
Subspecies: Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola
Common Name: Key Largo cotton mouse
A FOOD WEB!!!
Grass Grasshopper Key Largo Cotton Mouse Burmese Python
HOW MANY ARE LEFT?
There is a estimate of about 850 Key Largo Cotton Mice left in the wild. For this species they would be recalled as ENDANGERED!!
The Key Largo cotton mouse breeds throughout the year. Florida populations of cotton mice have high reproduction in the fall and early winter. Key Largo cotton mice produce two to three litters a year, with an average of four young in each litter.
DID YOU KNOW?
That the Key Largo Cotton Mouse is the smallest mouse in the South Florida area!